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The psychology department faculty, among the largest faculty groups on campus, represent a highly accomplished and diverse group of scholars who are widely known in their fields, and who share a dedication to mentoring students in their labs, courses and theses. The department is strenuously committed to providing the high level, individualized instruction for which the College is known.

The spirit of open inquiry at Holy Cross encourages interdisciplinary innovation, and many in the psychology department are actively engaged in work that moves beyond the borders of the discipline. Currently, psychology faculty are involved in science education, the intersection of psychology and nutrition, neurobiology, Holocaust studies, adolescent development, and health psychology, just to name a few.

Students also benefit from the faculty members’ involvement in collaborative teaching, from seminars in Montserrat (the College’s intensive first-year program that immerses students in richly layered living, learning and doing “clusters”) to honors seminars for upperclass students. 

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